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Lismore & Districts Group

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month (excluding 3rd Wednesday in December and none in January)
and 3rd Saturday each month - 9.30am to 2:30 pm
Contact: Convenor: Pamela Bates  email  pamgb11@gmail.com
Secretary: Elizabeth James  email eajames587@gmail.com 
Contact for the Saturday Meeting: Maree Denning, email jdenning@tpg.com.au  
Meets at: Red Dove Centre, 80 Keen Street, Lismore.

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Where we meet

The ‘Red Dove’ forms part of the Uniting Church complex at the corner of Woodlark and Keen Streets, Lismore, and we meet in the ground floor hall behind the café. If you approach the hall from Keen Street enter the building to the right of the ‘Red Dove’’. However, there is free, unrestricted parking at the rear of the building which can be entered from Dawson Street just past the Dawson and Woodlark Street round-about. There is a side door to the hall.

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Bev W #4Bev W #3Dawa Brooch #1Margaret D and Barbara J

About our group

Ours is a diverse group with interest in many and varied embroidery techniques. Interests include traditional handwork to the more modern experimental methods where new threads and products are being used. 


New members are welcome to join our group. It is a great social occasion and it does not matter what level of skill you have. We hold special workshops, demonstration days and a variety of group activities for the developing of new skills in embroidery.
 
Many of our own members are skilled teachers and we benefit from the workshops they present. We have an extensive library which all members are encouraged to use.

Locally we are somewhat short of shops stocking the fine threads and embellishments which we require for our work, as a result we invite stockists to visit during meetings and bring along an array of their beautiful threads etc. From time to time bus trips are arranged so that we can travel (and have a social time together) to seek out businesses selling different threads, materials and embellishments.

We support Headquarters and engage in activities at state and local level which enhance the aims and objectives of the Guild.

Junior Stitchers Group:

We have 15 children, aged from 6 to 17, and we meet on the 2nd Saturday each month at the Salvation Army Rooms, Goonellabah. Since our inception about three years ago the children have been involved, each year, in an exhibition. As well the children work on individual pieces. We are delighted that some children have won awards in local shows in embroidery, knitting and machining categories.

Every year we have a challenge example recently they embroidered "Mr. Shuffles" the baby elephant born at Taronga Zoo which was a big hit with all.

The convenor is Mrs. Judy Santarossa, email judysantarossa@vnet.com.au 

 

Junior members display some
 of the fun projects that have
 kept them entertained in 2015